Creamy Basil-Lime-Ginger Dressing
2 tablespoons nut or seed butter (almond, cashew, sunflower seed, tahini, etc)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 lime, zested
handful fresh basil
handful fresh chives or green onion
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/4 cup water (more or less, for the consistency you want)
pinch salt, optional
1. Puree all of the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
2. For a milder ginger flavor, squeeze the juice from the grated pulp rather than adding it all. Add a pinch of salt if you need it, but if you use fresh ingredients you might not need any.
This dressing works really well drizzled over sweet potatoes and tossed with some fresh greens. Or, you can leave it thicker and use it as a dip for some fresh cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes. Try it with different dishes and see how you like it. The best way to learn is to experiment!
Source of recipe: To watch a free video of me making this dressing, and giving some tips on how to make your recipes taste awesome, go to http://www.healthyeatingstartshere.com/lessons/tasty-cooking